Shawn A. Arnold, Esq., B.C.S.

Shawn A. Arnold, Esq., B.C.S.

Phone: (904) 731-3800
Fax: (904) 731-3807

Mr. Arnold opened the Arnold Law Firm in 2005.  He focuses his practice on representation of charter schools in both transactional and litigation matters throughout Florida.  Mr. Arnold has represented businesses, charter and private schools, and universities in employment law defense and contract disputes with vendors and school districts.  Mr. Arnold also has extensive experience in transactional matters such as commercial tenancies, purchases and sales of businesses, sale or development of real property, construction contracts and partnership agreements.

Mr. Arnold is the only attorney in Florida to be board certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial and Education Law.  Mr. Arnold earned his Criminal Trial Law certification based upon his trial experience gained as a prosecutor in Jacksonville from 2000 to 2004.  Mr. Arnold has tried to verdict more than 50 jury trials.  Mr. Arnold later earned his board certification in Education Law based upon his work for more than a decade with educational institutions. 

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Arnold ran a successful restaurant franchise in South Florida for four years.  Mr. Arnold graduated undergraduate and law school, with honors, from the University of Florida. 

Mr. Arnold has been very active in coaching youth sports since 1989.  He currently is the Head Boys Cross Country and Track coach at Stanton High School in Jacksonville.  Mr. Arnold serves on committees and does pro bono legal work for not-for-profit entities in Jacksonville. 

Mr. Arnold is married to Melissa Gross-Arnold, shareholder at the Arnold Law Firm. They have one son, Benjamin.


Education Law, Florida Bar
Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar

Practice Areas

Education Law
Charter School Law
Private School Law


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL
Juris Doctor - December 1999
Graduated with Honors

Bar Admissions


Professional Associations and Memberships

Jacksonville Bar Association
National Academy of Defense Attorneys
Florida Academy of Defense Attorneys
Barrister, Chester Bedell Inns of Court